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Devils Lake State Park
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Devils Lake State Park © Rick Stasel
Devils Lake State Park © Rick Stasel
Devils Lake State Park © Rick Stasel
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Reservations: 541-994-2002
At Devil?s Lake State Park, 500-foot quartzite bluffs tower above a 360-acre lake. Spectacular scenery, a full range of recreational activities, and a full-time naturalist make this a very popular park.

The 9,117-acre state park is 2 miles south of Baraboo and about 30 miles north of Madison.

More people visit Devil?s Lake State Park annually?1.2 to 1.4 million?than any other state park in Wisconsin. Peak visitation is during the late spring, summer and fall, when visitors can swim in or boat on the clear, 360-acre spring fed lake.

The park is a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Federal Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports (exit DNR) as well as Wisconsin state park admission stickers are honored. Holders of National Parks passports receive a waiver of the vehicle admission fees, but camping fees are not affected. Devil's Lake also has a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (exit DNR).

State parks nearby are Mirror Lake (12 miles northwest), Rocky Arbor (19 miles northwest), and Natural Bridge (20 miles west). Also nearby is the Circus World Museum (exit DNR) in Baraboo, a state historic site.
Nature of the Area
Nearly 100 species of birds, close to half the total in Wisconsin, nest in the park and 880 plant species grow in the park.

Wisconsin's oldest state natural area, Parfrey's Glen, is in the southeast corner of Devil's Lake State Park. It is a special and fragile place with unique plants, animals, and geology. The area is open only from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors must stay on the designated trail. Pets, food, beverages, fires, and camping are prohibited. Motor vehicles are not allowed beyond the parking lot off Highway DL
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1. Tent Camping: There are several tent sites available within the park, each equipped with picnic tables and fire pits.

2. RV Camping: The campground also has numerous spaces designed to accommodate recreational vehicles (RVs). These spots come with electrical hookups but do not have sewer or water connections.

3. Yurts Rental: For those who prefer more comfortable accommodations, Devils Lake State Park rents out yurts - round, sturdy tents fitted with electricity, heat and basic furniture like beds and chairs.

4. Group Campsites: If you're traveling as part of a large group then there's an option for that too! A few campsites can be reserved specifically by groups which include amenities such as larger picnic areas etc.

5. Hiker/Biker campsite is another unique feature at this state park where individuals travelling on foot or bicycle without vehicle support may stay overnight.
Nearby Accommodations
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Oregon Coast Vacation Condos - LINCOLN CITY, OR
Vacation Rentals
Keystone Vacation Rentals - Offering guests luxury oceanfront vacation rentals to enjoy the perfect getaway along the magnificent Oregon Coast. Rentals offer all the amenities you would hope to find including commanding oceanfront views, private hot tubs, access to indoor pools, WiFi, HD televisions and much more.
0.5 miles from park*
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Oregon Beach Vacations - LINCOLN CITY, OR
Cottages and Cabins
Oregon Beach Vacations chooses our Oregon vacation rentals very carefully. Each home is personally screened prior to acceptance, and we work closely with the property owners to ensure that every Oregon coast rental continues to meet our high standards. Each rental has certain amenities to make it special. You may never want to leave.
7.5 miles from park*
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. You can rent paddleboards, kayaks and canoes from the marina or bring your own boat to launch at one of two ramps available in the area. There is also an accessible fishing dock for those who want to fish off-shore. Motorized boats are allowed on the lake but must adhere to a 10mph speed limit.
Enjoy fishing in a serene lake setting, home to rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Boat rentals are available on-site. The park also offers accessible docks for anglers of all abilities. Fishing licenses can be purchased locally or online prior to your visit.

There are picnic areas at both ends of the lake. Two enclosed shelters and three open air shelters are available for rental. Reservations are accepted starting the first working day after January 1 each year.
Devil's Lake has 29.9 miles of trails, all of which are open for hiking in spring, summer, and fall. There's a 1-mile interpretive nature trail and 1.5 miles of trail that are accessible for people with disabilities

The park also has 8.0 miles of off-road bike trails. A state trail pass is required for anyone age 16 or older to use the mountain bike trails.

There are no official paved road-bike trails in the park, although many people enjoy riding several miles on all the paved campground roads. A 2-mile paved bicycle trail extends from the park's north shore entrance to the City of Baraboo.

In winter, there are 22.4 miles of cross-country ski trails, with four different loops marked for beginner, moderate, or advanced classic-style skiers, along with a section for skate-skiing. The ski trails start in the Steinke Basin meadow, then wind their way through oak, ash, hickory, and maple forests.

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Area Campgrounds
Sea & Sand RV Park
4985 N Highway 101
Depoe Bay, OR
Premier RV Resort at Lincoin City
4100 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR
Devils Lake RV Park
4041 NE West Devils Lake Road
Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln City KOA Kampground
5298 NE Park Lane
Otis, OR
Nearby Hotels

1. Start by getting on US:26 W/US Hwy 30 W from SW Broadway and Naito Parkway.
2. Continue driving west on US:26 for approximately 70 miles until you reach OR-18 W near McMinnville.
3. Take the exit onto OR:18 toward Dayton/Newberg/Yamhill/McMinnville Airport and continue for about 10 miles.
4. Merge onto OR:22W/ORC99W towards Hebo/Tillamook/Cloverdale/Pacific City/Lincoln City and drive for around 35 miles.

5a: If coming via Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (OR101), take a left turn at NE East Devils Lake Road after entering Lincoln city limits.
5b: If not taking Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (OR101) but still following above instructions then,.
Take Exit #124 off of Highway -22 West to merge with Northbound U.S.-Highway - Route#101

6. Continue north along Northeast East Devils Lake Road or U.S.:Route#101-North respectively till reaching Neotsu Drive intersection where one can find signs directing them into Devil's lake state recreation area parking lot entrance which will be visible just before this junction point.

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